The Theological College of Northern Nigeria (TCNN) Bukuru, Jos is an ecumenical institution owned by the Tarrayar Ekklesiyoyin Kristi A Nigeria (Fellowship of Churches of Christ in Nigeria) which comprises of fifteen denominations and two associates. It is an institution with a vision for spiritual and academic excellence. Since its inception on the 26th November 1957, the institution has produced many reputable leaders in the church and society at large. Her excellent track records have earned her a good reputation within and outside Nigeria.  TCNN is also privileged to have committed faculty and staff, some of which are from overseas. Her courses cut across Biblical Studies, Historical Theology, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Inter-religious Studies, Linguistics and Bible Translation, Missiology, Public Theology, Christian Ethics, and so on.

Over the years, many people have served the institution at different levels, and the College has been recognizing their services in different ways. In this instance, the College has chosen to honour one of such dedicated staff who has done exceptionally well. Late Prof. Timothy Palmer served TCNN for over twenty years and his impact has been felt both within and outside the College. Thus, in this maiden Festschrift, the aim is to honour Prof. Palmer, who has contributed immensely in raising leaders especially for the church in Nigeria and Africa at large.

In this edition, the focus is on issues related to Reformation and Theological Education in African Context(s), which are some of the themes that Prof. Palmer spent most of his years teaching, writing, and preaching about.

Eligibility for Contribution

  1. In writing the paper, the contributor should take into consideration some of the major issues in late Prof. Palmer’s theological thinking and ensure proper articulation of the issue raised with a relevant application for the church today.
  2. The contributor can construct a topic related to the major theme, choose from or reframe any of the following broad sub-themes:
    • Theological Education in Africa: Current Trends and Future Prospects
    • The Place of the Reformation in Theological Education in Africa: Past, Present, and Future
    • Martin Luther: The Reformer with a Reformed Heart
    • The Reformation and Biblical Studies in Africa
    • Justification by Faith as the Catalyst for the Reformation
    • Reformation and Public Theology
    • Reformation and Systematic/Historical Theology
    • Reformation and Bible Translation
    • Reformation and Missions in Africa
    • Reformation and Muslim-Christian Relations in Nigeria
    • Reformation and Old Testament Ethics
    • Reformation and New Testament Ethics
    • Reformation and Christian Ethics
    • Reformation and Practical/Pastoral Theology
    • The History of the Reformation and its Relevance Today
    • The Use of the Media in Theological Education in Africa: Insights from the Reformation
    • The Case for Another (African) Reformation? Issues in Appropriating the Reformation
    • The Relevance of Informal Theological Education in Sustaining the Christian Faith
    • Sustaining Theological Education in a Hostile Environment: Insights from the Reformation.
    • And any relevant topic.
  1. The contributor should follow the following guidelines:
    • Include your full name, address, abstract, and keywords before the body of the work with relevant headings.
    • The topic must be researchable, scholarly, and contextually relevant.
    • Each paper should be 10-12 pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 font size.
    • Use footnotes and bibliography.
    • Each paper should be well-structured, edited, and of publishable standard.
    • The paper should be an original contribution of the author, should not have been published previously, and must pass plagiarism test.
    • The final date for submitting all papers is on or before 15th July 2020.
    • Each contributor whose paper is accepted for publication will be required to pay a certain fee to be determined.
Kindly send all drafts of your paper(s) to these email addresses: and copy to and Thank you in anticipation…


Dr. Justina Karimu Damap justinadamap@yahoo and +2348034041498

Dr. Zaka Ahuche and +2347064861939

Dr. Dogara Ishaya Manomi and